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Today in the World Countries
- Ash Wednesday is being celebrated in Cayman Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Barthelemy
- Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King is being celebrated in Bhutan
- Founding Day is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Saint Lucia
- Losar New Year is being celebrated in Bhutan
- Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Mongolia
- World Thinking Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Astronomers reveal Webb telescope data is upending existing theories of how early galaxies were formed, after finding six massive galaxies 100x larger than expected soon after the Big Bang.
- TV SERIES
- Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal: Season 1 is released.
Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst's documentary series focuses on the death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach from a boating accident caused by Paul Murdaugh, as well as possible connections to the death of Buster Murdaugh's friend, the Murdaugh's housekeeper Gloria Satterfield and the current trial regarding the death of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh.
On this day in 2022
- Three white men convicted of killing black jogger Ahmaud Arbery found guilty of federal hate crimes, in Georgia.
- Anna Karen [Ann McCall] British comic actress (On the Buses - "Olive" ; EastEnders,1996-2017 - "Aunt Sal"), who died in a house fire at 85.
On this day in 2021
- Influential French dance duo Daft Punk announce their split after 28 years.
- US death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 500,000, higher than US deaths in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.
- US death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 500,000, higher than US deaths in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris hold a candle-lighting ceremony outside the White House and say "we must not grow numb to the sorrow"..
- US President Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris hold a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the 500,000 COVID-19 pandemic deaths outside the White House "We must not grow numb to the sorrow".
- Wife of drug cartel boss "El Chapo" Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested in the US on drug trafficking charges and conspiring to free her husband from prison.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), who died at 101.
- Don Meacham, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- Beartown is released.
An assault accusation against one of the players of a small town's junior ice-hockey team on its way to a national title nearly destroys the community in the Swedish-language drama based on Fredrik Backman's novel of the same name.[Premiered originally in several European countries on HBO España, Nordic, Portugal and HBO GO (Central Europe) on 18 Oct 2020]
On this day in 2020
- Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo marks his 1,000th senior appearance by scoring in Juventus'2-1 Serie A win over SPAL; 725 career goals in 836 club games and 164 internationals.
- Paul Shull, Race Car Driver.
- Al Rudd, Jr., Race Car Driver.
- B Smith, Chef.
On this day in 2019
- Actor Jussie Smollett suspended from US TV show "Empire" after revealed that actor made false claims about racist and homophobic attack.
- Robert Kraft, owner of NFL team the New England Patriots, charged with soliciting prostitution, as part of human-trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida.
- Musician Peter Frampton announces he has a degenerative muscular disease and his next tour will be his last.
- Mazy Fly was released by Spellling.
This is the second full-length release for California-based Tia Cabral.
- Lung Bread for Daddy was released by Du Blonde.
The second full-length release for Beth Jeans Houghton as Du Blonde was self-produced.
- In Search of the Miraculous was released by Desperate Journalist.
The third full-length release for the British indie rock/pop band led by Jo Bevan was self-produced.
- Post Earth was released by Feels.
The second full-length releases for the Los Angeles post-punk band was produced and mixed by Tim Green.
- South of Reality was released by The Claypool Lennon Delirium.
The second full-length release for the experimental psychedelic rock duo of Les Claypool and Sean Lennon was self-produced.
- Strange Creatures was released by Drenge.
The third full-length release for the British rock duo of Eoin and Rory Loveless was produced by Ross Orton.
- The Route To The Harmonium was released by James Yorkston.
The latest full-length solo release for the Scottish singer-songwriter was recorded in his Scottish home and was produced with David Wrench.
- All My Relations was released by Cochemea.
The latest full-length solo release from Dap-Kings saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum features influences from North Africa, India and Mexico.
- Crushing was released by Julia Jacklin.
The second full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was produced by Burke Reid.
- Eton Alive was released by Sleaford Mods.
The fifth full-length studio release for the British duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn is the first album on their own label.
- Father Of 4 was released by Offset.
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Big Rube, Cardi B, J. Cole, CeeLo Green, Gucci Mane, Gunna, Quavo, and Travis Scott.
- Harverd Dropout was released by Lil Pump.
The second full-length release for Miami rapper features guest appearances from the 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Offsett, Quavo, Smokepurpp, Kanye West & YG.
- Walk Through Fire was released by Yola.
Produced by Dan Auerbach, the debut full-length solo release for the British artist features influences from country, pop and soul music.
- Wraith was released by Teeth of the Sea.
The fifth full-length release for the London-based experimental/post-rock band was produced by Erol Alkan.
- This Land was released by Gary Clark, Jr..
The fifth full-length studio release for the Austin singer-guitarist was co-produced with Jacob Sciba.
- You Will Not Die was released by Nakhane.
The second full-length release for the South African actor/singer was produced by Ben Christopher.
- Wrestle - Not Rated is released.
Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn’t off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. [Oscilloscope Labs]
- The Iron Orchard - R is released.
The Iron Orchard is the story of Jim McNeely (Lane Garrison), a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939. In a state gushing with oil and filled with ambition, McNeely settles into a small-town community that is slowly overcoming the trauma of the Great Depression. The formidable path before him is riddled with obstacles – overbearing bosses who try to keep him down, powerful oilmen who are reluctant to invest in a fresh face, and women who see salvation in his charms – but he finds a glimmer of hope with his first loves: new wife Lee Montgomery (Ali Cobrin) and drilling for oil. With everything falling into place to ascend to the top of the oil chain, McNeely stumbles upwards through his success and in turn jeopardizes his desperate longing to conquer this brave new world of influence and wealth. What will define his legacy in building the rich oil tradition of West Texas?
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - PG is released.
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. [Dreamworks]
- The Changeover - Not Rated is released.
Sixteen year-old Laura Chant (Erana James) lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko (Benji Purchase) in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.
- The Competition - Not Rated is released.
The Competition begins, significantly, with the image of a locked gate—that of La Fémis, one of the most prestigious film schools in the world, offering hands-on training from working professionals, accepting only 40 students per year from hundreds of applicants. This Wiseman-esque documentary from Claire Simon, one of France’s premiere nonfiction filmmakers, observes the process whereby those lucky forty are selected—a process which is revealed to be highly personal, idiosyncratic, and subject to the vagaries of taste and personal prejudice. Funny, penetrating, and surprisingly suspenseful, The Competition offers not only a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of an institution at the very heart of the French film industry, but an invitation to look at the assumptions and roadblocks that shape any national film industry, and higher education in general.
- Paddleton - TV-MA is released.
An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors (Mark Duplass & Ray Romano) becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
On this day in 2018
- German individual Nordic combined 10k large hill champion Johannes Rydzek and normal hill winner Eric Frenzel win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 4 x 5k team event.
- Neanderthals not humans were the first artists on Earth, producing red cave paintings 65,000 years ago in Spain, according to new research published in "Science".
- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stirs up controversy by declaring he prefers quinoa to rice, the national dish.
- Chinese short track speed skater Wu Dajing beats men's 500m world record twice en route to winning the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; 2nd man in history under 40 seconds (39.584s).
- Women's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Austria's Anna Gasser is inaugural gold medallist.
- US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime.
- Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), who died at 97.
On this day in 2017
- Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
- Discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life.
- American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan died age 57. Lanegan was a co-founder of Screaming Trees and was also a member of Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins. In March 2021, Lanegan was hospitalised with severe COVID-19 pandemic, the disease had led to him going temporarily deaf, being unable to walk, and slipping in and out of a coma for several months..
- US President Donald Trump overturns Obama directive on Transgender rights to use toilets.
- Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), who died at 92.
- Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), who died at 76.
- Eni Faleomavaega, American-Samoan politician (3rd Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa), who died at 73.
- John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, who died at 91.
On this day in 2016
- 10 million people are without water in Delhi after caste protests in Jat sabotage the Munak water canal.
- David Bowie dominated the 2017 Brit awards. The star was awarded best British male and best British album, for his mournful swansong, Blackstar. Rag'n'Bone Man was the other big winner of the night taking home two awards - the critics choice award and best British breakthrough act. As well as honouring Bowie, the Brits paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas day 2016..
- American country music singer and songwriter Sonny James, best known for his 1957 hit, 'Young Love' died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 87. Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James had 72 country and pop chart hits from 1953 to 1983, including 23 No.1 Country hits..
- Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), who died at 103.
- Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), who died at 87.
- Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, who died at 87.
- Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), who died at 88.
On this day in 2015
- 87th Academy Awards: "Best Picture - "Birdman", Best Director, and Best Screenplay - Alejandro González Iñárritu (" Birdman:"), Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne – (" The Theory of Everything"), Best Actress - Julianne Moore (" Still Alice").
- 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress.
- 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins event for 2nd time after taking lead with 10 laps to go; is ahead of Kevin Harvick before caution flag on last lap ends race in his favour.
- Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), who died of complications from Parkinson's disease at 68.
On this day in 2014
- Dutch speed skaters Jorien ter Mors (1,500m champion) and Ireen Wüst (3,000m winner) each claim their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the women's pursuit team.
- After winning the men's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian snowboarder Vic Wild wins his 2nd gold in the parallel slalom.
- At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi.
- Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals.
- Norway sweeps the medals in the women's 30k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Marit Bjørgen wins her 6th career gold ahead of team mates Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira.
- Norway sweeps the medals in the women's 30k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Marit Bjørgen wins her 6th career gold ahead of teammates Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira.
- Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy.
- Viktor Yanukovych is ousted as President of Ukraine by the parliament following the Euromaidan revolution.
- 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture.
- Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, who died at 98.
- Charlotte Dawson, TV Show Host.
- TV SERIES
- About A Boy: Season 1 is released.
Will Freeman (David Walton), a songwriter living off his royalties, finds his life changed by the arrival of Fiona (Minnie Driver) and her son Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) next door, in this comedy based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.
On this day in 2013
- 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali.
- 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo.
- The European Commission forecast for 2013 expects growth of 0.1% across the 27 members of the EU but a contraction of 0.3% in the Eurozone economy.
- The UK's AAA credit rating is downgraded by Moody's Investors Service to AA+; the agency expects growth to "remain sluggish over the next few years".
- Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, who died at 74.
- Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater (Women's World Champion,1970,1972-74; European Champion,1972-74), who died of a stroke at 74.
- Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist, who died aged 89.
- Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony,1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra,1993-2003), and pianist, who died aged 89.
- Bless Me, Ultima - PG-13 is released.
Based on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me Ultima is a coming-of-age story set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young boy and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.
- Dark Skies - PG-13 is released.
A thriller centered on an alien disguised as a human and a boy tagged for abduction.
- 11 Flowers - Not Rated is released.
When 11-year-old Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regimen, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position. This request forces his family to make a great sacrifice and changes Wang's life forever. [First Run Features]
- Future Weather - Not Rated is released.
Lauduree is a 13-year-old loner, passionate about nature and obsessed with ecological disaster. Greta, her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly abandoned by her single mom, she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to learn to trust each other.
- Inescapable - Not Rated is released.
Adib Abdel Kareem (Alexander Siddig) had made the perfect life for himself in Toronto, but when his daughter disappears in Damascus, he knowns he must finally confront his past and return to the place he fled twenty-five years earlier.
- Red Flag - Not Rated is released.
A laugh-out-loud road trip comedy, starring writer/director Alex Karpovsky as Alex Karpovsky, a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films. As they travel from one half-empty theater to another, an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) drives them into an exceptionally uncomfortable love triangle. Alex-as-Alex is forced to suffer an endless series of humiliations, each one more absurd than the last. [Tribeca Film]
- Rubberneck - Not Rated is released.
Paul Harris works at research facility on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with Danielle, an attractive co-worker, Paul becomes infatuated, but when Danielle takes interest in a new researcher, his suppressed resentments and perverse delusions become unhinged, triggering a horrific course of events that mercilessly engulf a tortured past and fugitive present.
- Snitch - PG-13 is released.
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.